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Source: BBC

‘The hangman was too tired to hang me – three times’

Friday 00:35 GMT

On death row in Malawi, Byson Kaula was nearly executed three times - but on each occasion the hangman stopped work before hanging all the prisoners on his list.

The list was drawn up, but the hangman didn't finish it - and each time, by chance, Byson was among those left alive at the end of the day.

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte